After the EULA it gives the option of installing in one of two existing partitions( 32 MB and 8MB) or creating a new one in the unpartioned space (57 GB). When I try to use the existing partitons it tells me the two existing partitions are too small. Is there anyway to repair it at this point? Without losing all my data? If I create a new partiton in the unpartitioned space will data loss be inevitable?
It will not boot into safe mode at all.
Added: I decided to run the dell diagnostics available in the boot menu and it reported several blocks on the HD as
"uncorrectable data error or media is write protected". Nothing more from diagnostics.
Edited by delawaredrew, 28 December 2005 - 08:37 AM.